Friday, June 9, 2017

Chuck Nohara

Today was supposed to be hexie day. And I DID get the hexie box out. But my left hand was a bit sore and stiff so I decided I needed to give my hands a day off. But I did lay out the pieces and figure out what to do next. I've decided to make this into a table runner. Even though it won't be a full quilt, there is still much work to do. I hope to get back to it soon.

Since I didn't stitch, I decided to work on another project. I made a trade for this sewing caddy while at retreat. My friend had gotten it in a box of other items at a garage sale. I've been wanting one of these! Yes, it's seen better days, but no worries there. Today I took it completely apart and began to sand it down. I'm planning to paint it and add new knobs. And I'm going to see if I can find some little legs to screw in the bottom. 

Have you heard of Chuck Nohara? I had not until today. I saw a post on Pinterest that led me to look further on the Internet. I've been behind the times - Chuck Nohara has been a THING in the quilt world for quite some time! And now...I'm afraid...I I found this blog post from a few years ago and became even more intrigued. Oh dear. I think I'm trouble. 2001 blocks. Two thousand and one! 

I think this book will be my birthday present to myself. (My birthday is not until July...but I've already ordered the book.) 

Today is another hand work day - and my hand feels great! I did the right thing by resting it yesterday. I plan to stitch a bit, but I also want to get out of the house - I've been home for too many days in a row and I know I need to get out a bit. 

Enjoy your day! 

1 comment:

  1. Way back when I tried to buy one of her earlier books - 300 Patchwork Designs. It was never possible. Her quilts are amazing.


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